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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty five, part 2: The art of anticipation…

I figured you’d probably have had enough of eye popping animated gifs this week and besides, I’m still awaiting some inspiration from the final respondee to my offer. But I did spend a while mucking about with photo editing this afternoon and I was so pleased with the result that I’m going to share it with you.

It is of course a Twin Peaks inspired image, as the countdown to the new series continues, featuring yours truly in a suitably dramatic and Lynchian theme, this time with no knitwear involved.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2017 in Arts, Photography, Twin Peaks

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day twenty two: A gif at the end of the tunnel (flashing images)…

Today I am more encouraged, as I have had not one, but two tentative requests for gifs from readers who missed my original post, which I shall get around to in due course.

I already had an idea which I was playing around with for Todd and Dustin so I’m posting that today, but I shall start work on the requests tomorrow.

I apologise if the rather abrasive nature of this one isn’t for you, I quite understand; I was attempting to emulate, however amateurishly, David Lynch’s trademark strobe motif, which he uses to such powerful effect in many of his works.

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in aardvark, Animation

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day twelve: Poetry corner redux…

I didn’t have much spare time today, after writing this week’s SoCS post, but I did just find a few minutes to complete my Concrete poem, which I initially posted as a simple homage to Twin Peaks during last week’s Poetry corner feature.

I have now got around to the artistic thematic sculpting of my poetic tribute and here is is in all its nerdy glory.

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day ten: Poetry corner…

I may well get around to turning this, my final foray into poetry, into the concrete poem I intended to make for you at some point, but I ran out of time today.

So imagine, if you can, the following homage to my all time favourite TV show, shaped to fit into this template…

…because, yes, you guessed it, I’ve written a freeform poem about David Lynch’s tele-noir masterpiece, so brace yourselves and come with me to a place both wonderful and strange.

Where the Owls, we’re told, are not what they seem
And psychopaths murder homecoming queens
Where the ancient woods are deep and dark
And abductees bear peculiar marks

Where mysterious red rooms have curtains for walls
And a great wooden lodge stands on top of the falls
Where a lawman’s doomed lover will perish from fright
And the pine weasel riot will ruin the night

Where the coffee and pie are both mighty fine
And the north wind blows through the tall Ghostwood pines
Where Jack is a devil with only one eye
And a schoolgirl crush goes badly awry


So what is all this sweet work worth
For the tears that stain your cheeks?
Cooper Cooper Cooper
Welcome to Twin Peaks

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So there you have it, the end of my week of poetic injustice, I hope it didn’t offend your literary sensibilities too much. I for one rather enjoyed it.

Up next week; ummm, no, sorry, no idea whatsoever.

 

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March of the Internet Nobody…

Because, ummm, well, just because, I’ve decided to post something every day in March.

Yeah, I know, it’s obtuse, everyone else does Just Jot it January or The A-Z Challenge and I choose, at nine o’clock at night on the first of March, to inflict a month’s worth of posts on myself (and you) for no good reason whatsoever. 

Or any plan, either, as per usual.

So there’s no telling what you’ll get, knowing me you’ll end up getting some random weird photo each day, but I’ll try to keep it more varied than that.

Although not today, today is audio visual day, partly made up of weird photos, most of which you may recall seeing recently in my Twin Peaks related post and now complied, to music, in a fancy video.

Followed by the rather more frenetic, yet somehow hypnotic creation that is the video I made for the last tune that came out when I noodled with Oscilab, my loop making/oscillator app.
I made the video using the “visualization” mode on my Poweramp music player, installed on my old tablet. Placing my phone on a sheet of glass above the tablet, which sat at the bottom of a black box, I filmed the wave patterns that resulted from playing Thudd through it. I treated the raw footage with a couple of filters, re-synched the edited video with the original tune and, voilà, my eye-scrambling masterpiece is complete.

First off, then, is; Wool, Knit With Me by The Woolhouse Boys.
The music is Diane Dreams (The nightingale remix) and is performed by The Deathless.

And now, brace yourselves, it’s time for Thudd, by me.

See you tomorrow, for, eerrr, something else.

 

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The rise of The Woolhouse Boys…

If you’ve been reading my ramblings for any length of time, you’ll already be aware that I’m a huge fan of Twin Peaks and you won’t be at all surprised to hear that I’m looking forward to the belated arrival of season three with great anticipation.

But although I was completely obsessed with the show when it first aired, I’m not the sort of po-faced, chin stroking überfan who has an instant sense of humour failure, when someone pokes fun at the extraordinary blend of art house soap opera, surreal comedy and paranormal film noir that was David Lynch’s television masterpiece.

In fact, I’m perfectly happy to join in.

So when I discovered a Facebook group called The Woolhouse Boys, I realised that I was amongst likeminded folks with a similar sense of the absurd.

Billy Zane (above, centre; flanked by Twin Peaks’ finest, Michael Ontkean and Kyle Maclachlan, as Sheriff Harry S Truman and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper) played a largely unnecessary character called John Justice Wheeler, who apparently arrived solely to sweep pouting, virginal sex kitten Audrey Horne off her feet whilst he lounged around in garish knitwear.

Well The Woolhouse Boys have given a new lease of life to Mr Zane’s foppish creation, skillfully Photoshopping him into a range of amusingly bizarre new scenes from the original series and beyond.

But that isn’t all, oh no; for the fascination with Mr John Justice Wheeler is primarily with his choice of woollen garment and it is the skill with which they have edited his trademark striped sweater onto various other characters that makes their photo collages and memes so hilarious. At least they are to a veteran of many a Twin Peaks marathon such as myself and I think that even non-Peakies will appreciate the attention to detail in their creations.

So I’d like to present a selection from the rapidly expanding portfolio, some of which were manipulated by yours truly; ladies and gentlemen, The Woolhouse Boys.

{Tony Stanic, Joel Peacock, Mark Zandi, Dan Jones, Christian Hartleben}

{Original source material: David Lynch/Showtime }
#WoolhouseBoys

Why not follow the Woolhouse Boys Tumblr page to keep up with our latest creations.

 

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

Monday again, how does it come round so quickly? But since we’re here, let’s get on with this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, for which I set the theme on Friday; Photoshop magic.

Now, as I said on Friday, I had a reason for picking this particular prompt and I hinted at it in yesterday’s post; but today I’m posting an old favourite and one more new image to tease the full story, later in the week.

Here’s me, talking to myself again…

…and here is a gif I made of John Justice Wheeler, modelling that soon-to-be-legendary knitwear for FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Windom Earle in the Black Lodge. (Original photos: David Lynch/Showtime)

Check out K’lee’s post HERE, it’s a stunning piece of work.

Now it’s time to see what you got when you went Photoshopping.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.
Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

#Woolhouseboys

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Arts, Photography, Twin Peaks

 

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